: ready-made sense 1
off-the-rack suits

Examples of off-the-rack in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sure, all of these things can be found in a commercially available, off-the-rack pair of jean shorts. Dave Schilling, Los Angeles Times, 14 Aug. 2023 In a big studio production like this, however, the approach is just an off-the-rack aesthetic, crassly deployed in lieu of an authentic reason to exist. Time, 27 July 2023 If an off-the-rack leather doesn’t work, Gulfstream will have the hide dyed to any hue. Basem Wasef, Robb Report, 2 July 2023 But like many designer garments, the Evoque is less practical than off-the-rack alternatives, with less rear-seat room and a smaller cargo area. Drew Dorian, Car and Driver, 21 June 2023 Ahead, find the 15 best off-the-rack bridal gowns available to shop now. Harper's BAZAAR, 13 June 2023 Even this one, with Serrano able to furnish off-the-rack gowns to some who could not afford to buy them — cost $12,000. Lola Sherman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 June 2023 Yet when the braying mob of anti-LGBTQ+ reactionaries targeted Target, the company folded like a cheap off-the-rack suit. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 1 June 2023 Here, designers reveal tricks of the trade to make a space look custom — on an off-the-rack budget. Michelle Brunner, Washington Post, 11 May 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1964, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of off-the-rack was in 1964

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“Off-the-rack.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/off-the-rack. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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